Long Lost Petunia (2015)

Long Lost Petunia (2015)

Lonely Petunia (2015)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Oh, lonely Petunia,
I never meant to ruin you.
I made it too easy to sleep the day through
and you slept all afternoon,
one arm stretched for the moon,
like you’d lost your balloon on the wind.
Too tired to leap,
you sank it with the prick of a pin.

You slept all afternoon
in that smoke-filled cocoon,
like a butterfly waiting
to hatch from the room,
but you woke up a woman
whose dreams had escaped from the pen.
You left them alone,
but they never did come home again.

When, finally, you left–
no message, just a mess–
a never worn dress
on a nest of cigarettes.
Well, I packed up my lesson
and left all the rest behind.
I don’t think of you often,
but I hope that you’re doing fine.

Oh, lonely Petunia,
I never meant to ruin you.
I made it too easy to sleep the day through
and you slept all afternoon,
one arm stretched for the moon,
like you’d lost your balloon on the wind.
Too tired to leap,
you sank it with the prick of a pin.


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